May 3, 2024

Last week, I mentioned to the Best of Louisville Voting Academy how, every Thursday or Friday morning of Derby Week, I reread Hunter S. Thompson’s 1970 essay “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” my calm before the Saturday storm. Next year, I’m gonna have to add another annual tradition: rereading all of the voting academy’s answers to this question: What Derbytime tradition or moment do you look forward to every year? (You can cycle through with the little arrows next to the quote, and this time I included names from the folks who shared that info when answering.)

— Josh, editor, Louisville Magazine

Derbytime Traditions